UPDATED: Students collect their GCSE results

Nafeesa Bukhari, Athena Tzallas, Erin Coulter and Grace Christie from Royal Latin School receive 38 A* GCSE results between them PNL-140821-133409009

Nafeesa Bukhari, Athena Tzallas, Erin Coulter and Grace Christie from Royal Latin School receive 38 A* GCSE results between them PNL-140821-133409009

Students across the Advertiser and Review region will now be looking to the future after collecting their GCSE results today, Thursday.

Nationally, there has been a sharp fall in English GCSE grades but a slight increase in A* to C grades.

> At the Royal Latin School 70 per cent of all exams were awarded A* or A grades while 30 students were awarded A* grades in eight subjects. A further 79 students achieved A* or A grades in eight of their subjects.

Among the stand-out students were Sam Burgin, Grace Christie, Georgina Quach, Kate Saunders and Athena Tzallas all of whom gained A* grades in all 11 of their subjects.

Headteacher, David Hudson, said: “I am absolutely delighted with these excellent results. Such fantastic grades are only achieved on the back of a lot of hard work and I am so pleased to see our students’ commitment and dedication have paid off.

“I would also like to thank the teaching staff who have prepared the students so well, both in normal lessons and in the huge number of revision sessions put on in their own time. The vast majority of students will now be able to move on to their chosen A-level courses and we look forward to further success for them over the next two years.”

> Results at The Buckingham School have seen some increases this year at GCSE.

English has seen an increase with more than 76 per cent of students making ‘expected progress’, higher than the national average for English.

Among the top students are Rosie Anderson with nine A or A* grades including A* in maths, physics, English language and sports studies.

Chris Sturtivant achieved six A or A*s, Bert Martin four A or A*s and three distinction* grades. Eden Sadler achieved three A or A* grades including A* in maths and A in physics. Chris King achieved nine A or B grades, Simeon Klette six A or B grades and David Wegierkski achieved eight A to C grades including A* in Polish.

Headteacher Angela Wells said: “With a changing national picture, I am really proud of our different groups of students being able to achieve and prepare themselves for their future pathways”.

> More than 80 per cent of Sponne School’s GCSE students achieved five A* to C grades with three quarters of the year gaining at least one A.

Top performers at the school in Towcester were Callum Beck, Charlotte Clark, VJ Pratley and Emily Woodhead who all got nine A* and three A grades and Lauren Johnson with eight A* and three A grades.

Headteacher Jamie Clarke said: “These are really excellent results and we are all tremendously proud of all of our students.

“These results show that our students work really hard and this allows them to progress into sixth form studies.”

> Students and staff at Thornton College also celebrated excellent results as all their Year 11 pupils achieved at least five or more A* to C grades with 58 per cent of all passes being gained at A*/A.

Pupils performed particularly well in English, science and maths. All pupils entered for further maths achieved an A*/A grade and in statistics, 93 per cent of pupils achieved the top grades.

English and science results were also outstanding with 98 per cent of pupils achieving A* to B grades in English language and 93 per cent in biology, chemistry and physics.

Headmistress, Agnes Williams, said: “These results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of all of our students as well as to the expertise and dedication of their teachers, and we are delighted Thornton’s position as the highest achieving non-selective independent school in this area is maintained.”

> At Akeley Wood School, 32 per cent of the grades were A* to A, outperforming previous years’ results and national figures.

Eighty-five per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades this year, including English and maths, an increase on last year’s results for five or more A* to C grades which was 80 per cent.

More than half of the pupils who studied biology, chemistry and physics gained A* or A grades.

Students who did well included Leonora Gill with seven A*s and two As, Isabelle Honour who achieved six A*s and four As and Matthew Featherstone who gained six A*s, three As and a B.

Headmaster Dr Jerry Grundy said: “These results reiterate the fact that Akeley Wood is an outstanding school that achieves superb results while still being non-selective.

“Not only are Akeley Wood School’s results improving, student numbers are increasing also. The future of Akeley Wood as a centre of excellence is secure indeed.”




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